Anthony de Fazekas’ practice focuses on all areas of information technology law, including the formation of winning IP strategies and the development and prosecution of original patent applications in a wide range of IT-related technologies. He has also handled all aspects of high-profile in-bound and out-bound technology licensing transactions and has developed cutting-edge legal templates for numerous significant IT companies. He is the head of our technology and innovation practice in Canada.
Mr. de Fazekas has worked extensively in the innovation sector with many research institutions, large corporate innovators, startups and scaling technology companies. He has a proven track record in helping drive the acceleration, and increased valuation, of technology startups.
Mr. de Fazekas has a thorough understanding of the technology and business objectives of his clients and transfers this knowledge to client service teams. He brings creativity, sector insight and business-mindedness to all client projects.
LL.B., University of Ottawa, 1995
LL.B., Dalhousie University, 1994
- Canada (patents) 2003
- Ontario 1997
Rankings and recognitions
- Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014 - 2017: Intellectual Property Law
Memberships and activities
- Mentor, JOLT cohort (jolt.marsdd.com)
- Advisor, MaRS Discovery District and Communitech clients
- Information Technology Association of Canada
- Licensing Executives Society
A significant amount of attention is being paid to the disruptive potential of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and many businesses are making huge investments in DLT-enabled products and/or services..
July 11, 2017
Our global blockchain team has published a global legal and regulatory guide titled ‘Unlocking the blockchain’..
April 06, 2017
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada offers new custom program for startups.
May 06, 2015
Anthony de Fazekas and Stephen Whitney write in the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s magazine on the opportunities for technology companies and investors in Toronto.
April 13, 2015